Patrick Connick

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John Patrick Connick​


Louisiana State Senator for
District 8​ (Jefferson Parish)
Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 13, 2020​
Preceded by John Alario​, Jr.

Louisiana State Representative for
District 84 (Jefferson Parish)
In office
January 2008​ – January 13, 2020​
Preceded by Nuncio J. Damico​
Succeeded by Tim Kerner

Born March 11, 1961​
​Place of birth missing
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Rhonda Lambremont Connick
Relations Paul David Connick, Jr. (brother)

Harry Fowler Connick, Sr. (uncle)
Harry Connick, Jr. (cousin)

Children Information not found

Parents
Paul David, Sr., and Ann Elizabeth "Betty" Jenniskens Connick

Residence Harvey, Jefferson Parish
Alma mater Archbishop Shaw High School

Loyola University
Loyola College of Law (New Orleans)​

Occupation Attorney

John Patrick Connick, known as Patrick Connick or as Pat Connick (born March 11, 1961), is an American attorney and politician from Harvey in Jefferson Parish in suburban New Orleans, Louisiana.[1] A Republican, Connick has represented District 8 in the Louisiana State Senate since January 13, 2020.[2]

Connick was previously the District 84 state representative for Jefferson Parish, with service from 2008 until 2020.[3] Unique among Louisiana state legislators, Connick ran unopposed in all three House races and in the 2019 contest for the state Senate seat vacated by Democrat-turned-Moderate Republican John Alario, Jr., of Westwego in Jefferson Parish, who was term-limited and the state Senate President, a position now filled since 2020 by Republican Page Cortez of Lafayette.[2][4]

Background

Connick is the seventh of eight children born to Paul David Connick, Sr. (c. 1931-2014), and the former Ann Elizabeth "Betty" Jenniskens (born 1931), a Roman Catholic couple who married in 1952.[5] The senior Connick was an advisor to five presidents of Jefferson Parish and was formerly the director of civil defense.[6]

The youngest Connick child, Ann Elizabeth Connick Stansberry (1964-2017), Patrick's sister, was a nurse in Gretna who worked for fifteen years at West Jefferson Hospital and in 2000 became the director of nursing at St. Margaret's Daughter's Nursing Home.[7][8]

His older brother is Jefferson Parish District Attorney Paul Connick, Jr. (born 1954), a Democrat. Patrick Connick is a nephew of former Orleans Parish District Attorney Harry Fowler Connick, Sr., the former Orleans Parish district attorney who ran in 1987 in a bid to unseat then state Attorney General William J. Guste, also of New Orleans and both Democrats. Patrick Connick is a first cousin of singer Harry Connick, Jr., who like his father is a musician.[9][5]​ ​ In 1979, Connick graduated from the Catholic Archbishop Shaw High School in Marrero. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1983 from Loyola University in New Orleans. Ten years later, in 1993, Connick received his Juris Doctorate from the Loyola College of Law.[10]​ ​

Political life

For his first term in the House, Connick, who had no previous political experience, ran without opposition in the nonpartisan blanket primary held on October 20, 2007, for the seat vacated by the three-term Democrat Nuncio J. Damico (born c. 1938).[11] He served on these House committees: (1) Appropriations, (2) Governmental Affairs, (3) Judiciary, (4) Executive, and (5) Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget.[3]

In 2009, Connick supported the conservative Louisiana Family Forum 100 percent of the time; in 2018, his rating from the organization dropped to 80 percent of the time in 2010. He received 100 percent favorability from the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry in 2010 but only 58 percent in 2009. He was rated 100 percent in 2009 by the Louisiana Right to Life Federation.[12]​ ​ In June 2011, Connick obtained House approval of a resolution authorizing the state legislative auditor, Daryl Glenn Purpera (born 1961), to determine whether there was improper uses of toll revenues in metropolitan New Orleans. Connick has been a critic of certain spending practices of the Crescent City Connection, formerly known as the Greater New Orleans Bridge.[13][14]

Connick and his wife, the former Rhonda Lambremont (born 1962), a businesswoman, reside in Harvey, another census-designated place in Jefferson Parish.[10]​ His law office is located at 1335 Barataria Blvd. in Marrero.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J. Patrrick Connick Law Offices. yelp.com. Retrieved on February 8, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Membership of the Louisiana Senate, 1880-2024 (Jefferson Parish). Louisiana State Senate. Retrieved on February 7, 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Membership in the Louisiana House of Representatives, 1812-2024 (Jefferson Parish). Louisiana House of Representatives. Retrieved on February 8, 2020.
  4. Matt Houston (August 8, 2019). As qualifying ends, here are the multi-parish candidates who will be elected unopposed. WAFB9. Retrieved on February 8, 2020.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Paul David Connick, Sr.. Findagrave. Retrieved on February 8, 2020.
  6. Paul Connick, Sr., obituary. The New Orleans Times-Picayune (February 12, 2014). Retrieved on February 8, 2020.
  7. Ann Stansberry. Mylife. Retrieved on February 8, 2020.
  8. Ann Stansberry obituary. The New Orleans Times-Picayune. Retrieved on Februray 8, 2020.
  9. Jeremy Alford (August 27, 2010). The Connick Connections. Thejeffersonreport.com. Retrieved on February 8, 2020.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Rep. Patrick Connick. Louisiana House of Representatives. Retrieved on February 8, 2020.
  11. Louisiana Secretary of State, Election Returns, October 20, 2007.
  12. Patrick Connick's Ratings and Endorsements. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved on February 8, 2020.
  13. "Pat Connick holds to West Bank roots in challenging Crescent City Connection tolls," The New Orleans Times-Picayune, date missing in 2011.
  14. Ed Anderson (June 22, 2011). House authorizes auditor to examine uses of CCC toll revenue, contracts. The New Orleans Times-Picayune. Retrieved on September 21, 2011; no longer on-line.

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